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ISBN13: 9781596435384
ISBN10: 1596435380
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One of School Library Journals Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Review:

"With haunting pictures and a few simple sentences, Evans (Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson) introduces beginning readers to a crucial piece of American history. In darkness lit mainly by moonlight, a slave family is seen sneaking away from a plantation, passing a sleeping overseer ('We are quiet'), creeping through shrubbery, and being greeted by a woman in a skirt and cap holding a lantern high ('We make new friends'). The eyes of the slaves shine with doubt and fear. Dense groupings of figures give a sense of immediacy, and rough charcoal lines echo the rugged paths the group travels. Difficult moments are handled with restraint: 'Some don't make it,' one page says, as a man with a rifle holds a defeated-looking slave. The slaves press on; the dawn that breaks around them is a metaphor for freedom. A man cradles a pregnant woman ('We are almost there'), and on the next page, he holds a swaddled newborn up to the shining sun in triumph. Telling the story without overwhelming readers is a delicate task, but Evans walks the line perfectly. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

SHANE EVANS has illustrated numerous books for children, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Shanna's Ballerina Show. He attributes much of his influence to his travels to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and much of the United States. He is a firm believer in education and creative development for all people.

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evans1466, February 7, 2012 (view all comments by evans1466)
This book just won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration!!!!!!! Let the readers know!
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This book was announced recently to be a winner of the CORETTA SCOTT-KING AWARD for illustration. You've got to see it! Awesome!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435384
Subtitle:
Finding the Light to Freedom
Author:
Evans, Shane
Author:
Evans, Shane W.
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
Underground railroad
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/United States/African American
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Civil War
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20110118
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596435384 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With haunting pictures and a few simple sentences, Evans (Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson) introduces beginning readers to a crucial piece of American history. In darkness lit mainly by moonlight, a slave family is seen sneaking away from a plantation, passing a sleeping overseer ('We are quiet'), creeping through shrubbery, and being greeted by a woman in a skirt and cap holding a lantern high ('We make new friends'). The eyes of the slaves shine with doubt and fear. Dense groupings of figures give a sense of immediacy, and rough charcoal lines echo the rugged paths the group travels. Difficult moments are handled with restraint: 'Some don't make it,' one page says, as a man with a rifle holds a defeated-looking slave. The slaves press on; the dawn that breaks around them is a metaphor for freedom. A man cradles a pregnant woman ('We are almost there'), and on the next page, he holds a swaddled newborn up to the shining sun in triumph. Telling the story without overwhelming readers is a delicate task, but Evans walks the line perfectly. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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